The founder and creator of Revival Mane has been in the hair industry since 2008. Audi has gained national perspective, traveling across the country to continue her education with luxury brands, such as Kerastase. The idea of opening her own salon began in the winter of 2018. She wanted to create a place with stylists in mind, while bringing something new to the Illinois side. What started in East Moline in August of 2019 with three stylists has quickly and humbly grown into over 12 stylists, a second location in Davenport and an expanding staff. Everything about Revival Mane is the brainchild of Audi. Audi wanted to do this to show her children, Abrahm and Rowan, that hard work does pay off. She has been married to her #1 supporter, John, since December 31st of 2011. Behind the chair, she cherishes her relationships with her guests, focusing on creating a comfortable, relaxing experience while customizing original cut and color looks for each guest.
Shelbi’s dream of becoming a hairstylist took shape at a young age. She has now been a professional in the industry for over 8 years. Shelbi’s passion for helping her clients realize and work with their natural beauty comes alive in her work. She specializes in creating modern yet low maintenance looks, utilizing her clients natural texture and color. She prides herself on the connections she had made between stylist and client, loving them like her own family. She is a proud mother of three beautiful cats, and has an abundance of indoor plants as well. Additionally, Shelbi is a big fan of Bad Boyz Pizza and ranch dressing.
Born in Texas, Leighla has been doing hair professionally since 2010. Leighla has a passion for the industry and is especially focused on hair extensions. She states, “One thing I love about doing hair extensions is how easily it can change the appearance of your hair. You can easily add thickness or length. The reactions after I have a first time extension guest are truly my favorite.” Leighla also specializes in makeup services, and loves the immediate confidence boost it gives to the client. “Customizing looks for each guest with what works for their skin tone is a challenge I really enjoy.” Outside of work Leighla has a passion for photography, traveling West, antiques, good bourbon, pizza, and of course her dog, Kevin.
Mariah, our resident comedian, has been in the hair industry since 2011. While Mariah is always laughing and joking around, she takes her craft very seriously. She specializes in tape-in extensions, and is passionate about helping people on their hair journey and helping new clients find looks they love. In her limited spare time, you can find Mariah documenting her gym journey and actively competing in powerlifting competitions. She has recently moved into a home on the river in Moline, Illinois. She is also a mother of two wonderful cats named Stewart and Finley, whom she believed were boys when she got them and discovered later that they are both, in fact, girls.
Kate fell into a job in the hair industry at 19 years old and knew immediately she had found her place, enamored with how hard stylists work. As the salon manager, Kate ensures stylists are treated fairly and makes sure they feel creative in their work. She loves the friendships with clients she has developed throughout the years, saying, “Some of my best friendships come from the salon. From colleagues to guests in the salon, it’s what keeps my passion going.” Outside of work Kate loves to work in her garden, ski in the winter, and is a Taylor Swift enthusiast to the highest extreme. She has a wonderful dog named Sam, and a slightly evil (but pretty) cat named Tora.
Classically trained in Davines color and product knowledge, Meridith has been doing hair since 2014. Her ever changing hairstyles reflect her creativity and what she loves to do with her clients. She loves big transformations and has a passion for short hair. Meridith specializes in creating looks that compliment both her clients’ personality and facial shape. Outside of work, you can find Mer outside exploring or hanging out at home with her son, Jaxon, and her two wonderful cats, Begherra and Soft.
Clarissa has been in the industry since 2014. Since graduating from Capri College, her greatest joy has been being able to make people feel beautiful. One thing she loves about this industry is the relationships she has built with her clients. Clarissa specializes in blonding services, encompassing everything from face framing highlights to all over blonding sessions, all while keeping the integrity of the hair healthy. Clarissa has been married to her best friend Matt since 2017. Since then, they have moved to Illinois and adopted their dog Stevie, who is named after the iconic Stevie Nicks.
Amy Hayes started in the industry in 2010. Since then, she has developed a passion for color transformations and color corrections. “My favorite thing about a color correction or a color transformation is keeping the hair healthy while giving my client a different look. Many times I have had a guest come in with a color they don’t love and are wanting to change. The integrity of the hair has been compromised, and we work towards giving the client their desired color, while making sure we do not further damage the cuticle.” In 2014, Amy married her best friend, Dan, and since then they have acquired two wonderful dogs named Chole, who is eight and full of sass, and their newest addition, Samson, who is one. Amy is an avid animal lover who has fostered dogs and volunteers regularly at Kings Harvest Shelter. Dan and Amy love to travel and ride bikes around the Quad Cities.
Born the daughter of a hairdresser, Kailey grew up loving and respecting this industry. Throughout her childhood she believed that there was nobody in the world quite as wonderful as a hairdresser. Graduating cosmetology school at 19 years old, she quickly realized that she needed more. Over a decade of her life has been devoted to the science of hair & growing her knowledge. For the last 6 years she has been helping other hairdressers to do the same as an educator for Davines North America, as well as her hair color blog, The Formulation Files & color theory book, Dreaming in Color. Having worked and taught all over the country, Kailey moved back to the Midwest 2 years ago to be close to family. When she is not behind the chair, she is soaking up mom-life with her toddler and dog.
Katie has been doing hair since 2007 and she still loves how it makes her feel today. “Doing hair makes me feel creative and allows me to release my artistic energy. I’ve always been into art, and was going to major in that in college, until I got my hair done by a new hairstylist who gave me the best haircut and color I had ever had. I changed my major and started doing hair because I loved how it made me feel.” Katie is very skilled in working with gray or white hair, especially when someone wants to switch from coloring every six weeks to a low maintenance touch up. “I strive to create cuts to enhance my clients’ features. Whether one's personal taste is bold, blunt, soft or disheveled, I believe that hair is meant to be enjoyed. I enjoy all lengths and textures of hair, taking into account the client’s natural texture, creating shapely haircuts so that you don’t have to work too hard at styling. My goal is to create a look that is unique to you.”
Teresa has been doing hair professionally since 2007, but she has loved hair and makeup for as long as she can remember. “I loved styling hair extensions and coloring my friends and my hair in high school, and I realized this was the path I wanted to follow in life.” Teresa’s favorite part of her career is making every client that sits down feel confident, beautiful, safe, and comfortable sharing their lives with her. From marriages, jobs, babies, and even hardships, she truly cherishes every moment. When Teresa is not doing hair she loves spending time with her son, husband, and two dogs, along with the rest of her family members. “Being a hairstylist, I get to work in an industry that is forever evolving and changing. Which, in turn, makes me evolve and aspire to never stop learning!” Some of her certifications include Bombshell beaded weft, hand-tied and tape-in extensions, and Braziallian Blowout smoothing treatments.